Installing Ignition Switch Question
I've determined (hopefully) that I need to install a new ignition switch on my 2008 Versys with a little over 27,000 miles. The accessory lights (small lights on either side of the low-beam) were sporadically working for about three months. If I turned the key to the left a little, the accessory lights would turn on. This past Friday, the accessory lights turned on consistently, but neither the low or high beam would. After numerous attempts, the low/high beam would work, but only once. I followed instructions on our forum, and removed/cleaned/re-installed the relay underneath the ignition switch yesterday. Same result -- low/high beam only worked once after numerous attempts.
I ordered a new ignition switch assembly from BikeBandit. The relay underneath the ignition switch cannot be ordered seperately. After inspecting how I'll need to remove the switch, I noticed "tamper resistant" bolts holding the switch on. I searched the internet for suggestions on how to remove the bolts. Most say to remove the triple clamp first, then drill-out the heads of the bolts. I really would prefer not too remove the triple clamp, as I/m not that confident in my skills. It appears I can remove the four allen screws holding the handlebar base. It appears once the base is removed, the heads of the tamper resistant bolts would be exposed. Can anyone confirm that is the case?
I welcome any direction or input on how to proceed.